Kehaulani R. Jai is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department of the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Jai represents public and private companies and their officers, directors, and special committees in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities litigation.

Ms. Jai’s work includes:

  • Securities class actions
  • Shareholder derivative litigation
  • RICO actions
  • Section 220 books-and-records demands
  • Mergers and acquisitions litigation and diligence
  • SEC enforcement actions

Ms. Jai maintains an active pro bono practice focused on representing veterans seeking medical, retirement, and other benefits. These representations are part of the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s Lawyers Serving Warriors project.

Ms. Jai received her JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. While in law school, she served as a research assistant for criminal law professor Avani Mehta Sood, and as a law clerk at the East Bay Community Law Center.

Ms. Jai was a member of the California Law Review, the Asian American Law Journal, and president of Christians at Berkeley Law.

Ms. Jai is a global leader of Latham’s Native American Lawyers Group, representative for the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, and a former Public Law Center Advocate.

Ms. Jai’s experience includes advising:

  • A major, billion-dollar healthcare insurance company against multijurisdictional litigation
  • The founder and CEO of a well-known casino resort in state and federal matters involving RICO, shareholder derivative, and Section 10(b) class actions
  • A biopharmaceutical company in connection with alleged violations of Section 14 of the Securities Act
  • The directors of a public technology company in Delaware state court litigation involving claims for breach of fiduciary duties

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2019
  • BA in Politics & International Relations & Global Studies, Scripps College, 2016
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English